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Word can lead to Script execution on mail reply Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains the version of WinWord.exe

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Word.

Description :

Outlook 2000 and 2002 provide the option to use Microsoft Word as
the e-mail editor when creating and editing e-mail in RTF or HTML.

There is a flaw in some versions of Word which may allow a possible hacker
to execute arbitrary code when the user replies to a specially
formed message using Word.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on this host.

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office 2000 and 2002 :

Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6

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